BOTOX® is a popular cosmetic treatment because it is effective for all skin types and tones. Unlike filler injections and abrasive resurfacing techniques that may not work well depending on the skin thickness and the location of wrinkles, BOTOX® injections can smooth the skin merely by relaxing the muscles. The actual results will vary from one individual to another because of skin thickness and the depth of the existing wrinkles or folds. This is why at Skin Spa Medical we encourage our clients to schedule a consultation so that we can map the face and offer realistic expectations.
Who Benefits from BOTOX®?
BOTOX® became a popular cosmetic treatment for smile lines, crow’s feet, and forehead folds. It is a non-surgical procedure that involves a few injections of fluid beneath the skin.
The ideal candidate is a mature adult who is experiencing the appearance of smile lines around the mouth, folds on the forehead when the eyes are narrowed or when frowning, and horizontal creases around the eyes. This is a common complaint we hear from our clients who have thinning, brittle skin due to a loss of collagen production.
What to Expect
BOTOX® is a very quick and simple procedure. Before we inject the fluid, we consult with the client and notice where smile lines and crow’s feet occur when certain facial expressions are made. This helps us to determine the most suitable injection sites as well as how much of the fluid to use.
After we inject the BOTOX® fluid, it begins to relax the muscles. This actually takes a couple of days. The difference is that the skin is not pulled or relaxed as much as before, so the wrinkles that would otherwise become apparent are no longer noticeable.
Compared to Other Treatments
Anyone with regional skin discoloration will not benefit from BOTOX® because this treatment doesn’t affect the skin tone. Filler treatments that plump the skin by drawing in moisture are most effective around the eyes only. BOTOX® is effective on all areas of the face, even where the skin is at its thinnest.
Some individuals can benefit from two or more procedures. It’s important to remember that BOTOX® is a repeatable cosmetic treatment. In fact, once the effects have worn off, the next treatment may use less of the fluid because the muscles are now being trained to stay relaxed.
Find Out If BOTOX® is Right for You
We know that this type of decision is not easy. That’s why we’re here to answer all of your questions about this popular cosmetic treatment. Contact Skin Spa Medical today to schedule a consultation.